The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Purpose:  

To recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

This program is to be as home town-centric as possible. We want to thank and honor the Vietnam Veterans and their families where they live.

On July 1, 2016 the Department of Defense Vietnam War Commemoration (VWC) program approved Vet to Vet Tennessee (VTVT) as VWC partner.  VTVT is proud to assist a grateful nation in thanking and honoring our Vietnam veterans and their families where they live and work. It is the primary vehicle by which our nation thanks and honors our Vietnam veterans and their families.

By Presidential Proclamation on May 25, 2012, the Commemoration extends from Memorial Day 2012 through Veterans Day 2025.  According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 9 million Americans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the period of the Vietnam War; approximately 7 million are living today.  To reach these large numbers, the Commemoration has enlisted Vet to Vet Tennessee to conduct hometown-centric events and activities that thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families in their communities.

Who is eligible?

Living United States veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location, are eligible.  Eligible recipients will receive the Vietnam War Commemoration lapel pin and the VWC presidential proclamation.

 (1) Veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

(2) To highlight the Veterans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.

(3) To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.

(4) To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.

(5) To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Certificates of Honor are available to present along with accompanying lapel pins for the following groups:

 

 

 

 


Former, Living American Military POW

Immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings and children) of a KIAs

Immediate family members (parents, spouse, siblings and children) of a MIAs

Deceased Vietnam Veteran's Surviving Spouse

To view the full requirements, please click here.  Please leave us a note below to receive your Certificate of Honor.  Click here for the photos of Certificate of Honor recipients.

 If you would like to schedule an event or learn more about the program please call us at 865-336-2624 or email us at vwc@tnvhc.org